Celebrating the Global

International Days

October 19 to 31, 2022

The Vice Rectorate for International Affairs would like to invite students, doctoral students, postdocs, researchers and anyone else who might be interested to a series of events dedicated to internationality at the University of Bonn.

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Over two weeks, the International Days will explore the topic of internationality in a wide-ranging program of in-person and online events. A long and diverse list of international projects and initiatives launched by the University will be showcased, current challenges and opportunities for the future will be discussed, and students and researchers will be given the chance to obtain comprehensive information. Cultural highlights and an illustrious roster of international guests will shed new light on existing issues, while a whole day will be devoted to this year’s focus country, Japan. The format is set to continue in the coming years in order to highlight the closest partnerships that the University of Bonn enjoys.

Program overview

Join from around the world! Some of the International Days events will be made available online. Links for joining online events or video recordings will be added underneath the respective event shortly.

Wednesday, 19 October

Workshop with Bonn University Ambassadors

Presentation of the state awards and the DAAD Prize

Thursday, 20 October

UNU Interconnected Disaster Risk Report Launch

Apéro littéraire: The land of others

Friday, 21 October

Introduction, lecture and discussion on the "Academy in Exile"

Monday, 24 October

Musical intervention and lecture: Ari Benjamin Meyers

Tuesday, 25 October

Online presentation: Global Exchange Program

Book presentation and discussion with Prof. Dr. em. Klaus Koschorke

Wednesday, 26 October

Japan Day

Thursday, 27 October

Centre Ernst Robert Curtius (CERC) annual conference –  Day 1

Missions in Horizon Europe from the Perspective of Transdisciplinary Research

Open-door consultation: Studies and internships abroad

Networking meeting with cooperation partners from Georgia – Day 1

Friday, 28 October

Academic cooperation with countries under special conditions

Centre Ernst Robert Curtius (CERC) annual conference –  Day 2

Networking meeting with cooperation partners from Georgia – Day 2

Monday, 31 October

Round table: "Identity, diversity and inclusion. An exchange of experiences"

DPE Lecture: Prof. Dr. Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht, Stanford University

New in the program: Panel with Kathrin Kohs (DFG) and Dr. Kai Sicks (DAAD)

Panel Discussion: Academic cooperation with countries under special conditions

Friday, 28 October, 2022, 5:30 pm CET

Panelists: Kathrin Kohs, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) and Dr. Kai Sicks, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

Open only for persons affiliated with the University. 

WE are International: Global projects and initiatives

A selection of the University’s many varied international projects and initiatives introduce themselves!

During the International Days, we are giving center stage to a few of our many international collaborations. Browse through this exemplary showcase and find out more about projects you are interested in.

Visit from the Bonn University Ambassadors

The University of Bonn recruits researchers who have completed a stint here and are now working at a research institution elsewhere in the world as its Bonn University Ambassadors. This allows the University to strengthen its international partnerships over the long term and facilitate academic dialogue at an ever-higher level. The Bonn University Ambassadors build networks and serve as local points of contact for students and researchers interested in spending time at the University of Bonn.

We are delighted to welcome 15 of our Ambassadors to Bonn during the 2022 International Days.

Playlist: hear from Bonn University Ambassadors Prof. Dr. Koichiro Agata, Prof. Dr. Yao Chen, Prof. Dr. Pratyush Shankar, Prof. Dr. Daniel Peterson and Prof. Dr. Luma Al-Banna Al-Hawari
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Photography competition for Erasmus students

The Institut français Bonn is organizing a photography competition for Erasmus students on Instagram in collaboration with Campus France Germany and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). The deadline for entries is September 12, 2022. The awards ceremony will be held at the Institut français in Bonn at 6 pm on Thursday, October 13, coinciding with the Erasmus Days. A touring exhibition featuring 15 photos chosen by a panel will be on show at the Institut français until November 15.

GlobalMathNetwork Symposium 2022

The GlobalMathNetwork of the Hausdorff Center for Mathematics at the University of Bonn is a program for doctoral students in mathematics to promote longer research stays abroad. The 2022 symposium will host speakers from renowned partner institutions in New York, Kyoto, Paris and Beijing.

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BONN*E FÊTE – 60 Jahre Elysée-Vertrag! Frankreich-Jahr der Universität Bonn 2022/23

On January 22, 1963, Charles de Gaulle and Konrad Adenauer signed the so-called Elysée Treaty, a historic agreement on Franco-German cooperation. 60 years later, the duo is facing major challenges in and with Europe. Reason enough to renew the Franco-German cooperation also in the university context on the occasion of the anniversary. Between October 2022 and March 2023, the Vice Rectorate for International Affairs, the university's French Centre Ernst Robert Curtius (CERC) and the Institut français Bonn will jointly address Franco-German topics from the past, present and future in at least one event per month. The kick-off takes place on the occasion of the International Days with a two-day conference of the Centre Ernst Robert Curtius (CERC).

Program details

Presentation of the state awards and the DAAD Prize

Wednesday, 19 October 2022

Time: 4:00 – 6:00 pm CET

Reception: 6:00 – 8:00 pm CET

Venue: Main Building, Festsaal – Am Hof 1, 53113 Bonn

Registration required: Yes

The Embassies of the United Kingdom, France and Spain present the state awards (Queen’s Prize, Prix de le République française, Premio Rey de España) every year in recognition of outstanding academic achievements by students and doctoral students in a field with links to the respective country.
 
In addition, the DAAD awards the DAAD Prize to students who have demonstrated exceptional academic achievements as well as outstanding engagement, either in society or within the University.

After the awarding ceremony, attendees are welcome to join in an informal reception along with our Bonn University Ambassadors from all over the world!

United Nations University: Interconnected Disaster Risks launch event

Thursday, 20 October 2022

Start: 7:00 pm CET

Venue: Bundeskunsthalle – Helmut-Kohl-Allee 4, 53113 Bonn

Registration required: No

Admission: EUR 10,00 (EUR 5,00 for students)

UNU Bonn together with the Bundeskunsthalle invites you to an interactive event on the occasion of the publication of the Interconnected Disaster Risks Report 2021/2022.

The public launch event is part of the series "Studio Bonn: Listening to the Future" and addresses all interested parties as well as local, regional and international partners.

Apéro littéraire:
The land of others

Thursday, 20 October 2022

Start: 7:00 pm CET

Venue: Institut français Bonn – Adenauerallee 35, 53113 Bonn

Admission: EUR 3,00 (free for students)

The first Apéro littéraire after the summer break will be about the novel "Le pays des autres" / "The Land of Others" by Leila Slimani, part one of a large historical and family fresco in three volumes. The second part "Regardez nous danser" / "Look how we dance" has just been translated into German and will soon appear in bookstores in the German edition.

The author, Leila Slimani, winner of the Prix Goncourt 2016, takes us to the Morocco of the 1950s, which is on its way to independence.

Introduction, lecture and discussion on the "Academy in Exile"

Friday, 21 October 2022

Time: 7:00 – 8:30 pm CET

Reception: 8:30 – 10:00 pm CET

Venue: Main Building, Hörsaal I – Am Hof 1, 53113 Bonn

Registration required: Yes

The Universities of Cologne and Bonn set up the Cologne/Bonn Academy in Exile (CBA) in June of this year. The new academy aims to support the work of high-profile researchers forced to flee their home countries as a result of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. 

The academy is inviting Ukrainian researchers to continue their work in Cologne and Bonn. However, it is also supporting researchers of other nationalities who have been affected by the war, such as Belarusians and Russians facing persecution for opposing it.

With the academy focusing primarily on law, history, cultural studies and linguistics, projects in the fields of comparative politics, comparative law, comparative linguistics and European history are playing a particularly important role.

This event will begin with the CBA’s founding members explaining its objectives and services in more depth. Afterwards, Dr. Kateryna Kobchenko of the Department for East European History at the University of Münster will speak on "On the history of a university in exile: the Ukrainian Free University in Munich after 1945". This will be followed by an open discussion with the audience. 

Organized by Prof. Dr. Birgit Ulrike Münch (Vice Rector for International Affairs, University of Bonn), Prof. Dr. Johanna Hey (Vice-President for International Affairs, University of Cologne) and Prof. Dr. Martin Aust (Department of Eastern European History, part of the Department of History, University of Bonn)

Musical intervention: "Duet" by Ari Benjamin Meyers

Monday, 24 October 2022

Time: 12:00 – 4:00 pm CET

Venue: Courtyard, Main Building – Am Hof 1, 53113 Bonn

Registration required: No

The upcoming International Days will feature as a very special highlight a performative exhibition of works by renowned American composer and artist Ari Benjamin Meyers. Rather than being performed in regular concert halls, Meyers’ works usually appear at art institutions— come see his piece “Duet” on the University campus and you will find out why.

Performed at the OFF Biennale Cairo among many other international venues since 2014, “Duet” (like several of his works) is conceived of principally as an ‘intervention’ in and through which social structures and the possibilities of communication via music are explored. For this performative art, singers will be positioned in the courtyard of the University Main Building who will invite passers by to join them in making music together. If you are on campus that day and walking through the Palace, you will have a chance to become part of the intervention and experience “a composition for two strangers”, when asked “Would you like to sing with me?”

Ari Meyers will be giving a talk that evening at the University on his artistic approach and various other projects (see below).

Lecture A. B. Meyers: Rehearsing the Future. On the Kunsthalle for Music and Some Recent Works

Montag, 24. Oktober 2022

Time: 7:00 – 8:30 pm CET

Venue: Main Building, Hörsaal XI – Am Hof 1, 53113 Bonn

Registration required: Yes

Born in New York City in 1972, Ari Benjamin Meyers studied at the famous Juilliard School, at Yale University and at the Peabody Institute. He has worked with top-flight international classical music ensembles, with popular bands like Einstürzende Neubauten and Chicks on Speed and with artists like Tino Sehgal and Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster. Meyers was Artist in Residence with the Beethoven Orchestra Bonn for the 2021/22 season.

Meyers’ performative works and installations are of a nature relating to the fine arts, and in 2017 he institutionalized his approach by founding the “Kunsthalle for Music”. This international museum has no fixed location, going nomadically on the road to places like Rotterdam and Hong Kong for musical performances and exhibitions of music-related art. Meyers sees himself as a composer, in the broadest sense: “For me, composition is a kind of tool, a tool to bring together artistic, theoretical and socio-political modes of production.” For a public project entitled “Rehearsing Philadelphia” he applied principles of musical rehearsal to explore possibilities together with the city’s residents around collective action and shaping society, with the slogan: “The future will be rehearsed, not perfected.”

Online presentation: Global Exchange Program

Tuesday, 25 October 2022

Time: 4:30 – 6:00 pm CET

Online event

Registration required: No

Intercultural experience, improvement of language skills, exciting people, new approaches to your subject, growing from the challenge - all this awaits you when studying abroad.

There are several ways you can realize your dream of studying abroad. With the Global Exchange Program, you can study at non-European partner universities of the University of Bonn for one to two semesters free of tuition fees. The exchange program is open to all subjects.

In this digital info event you will learn everything important about the Global Exchange Program and how to apply for a place.

Book presentation and discussion with Prof. Dr. em. Klaus Koschorke

Tuesday, 25 October 2022

Start: 6:15 pm CET

Venue: Adenauerallee 4-6, 53113 Bonn – Room 1.004, ÜR Religionswissenschaft

Registration required: No

Grundzüge der Außereuropäischen Christentumsgeschichte – Asien, Afrika und Lateinamerika 1450–2000 (The History of Christianity outside Europe—Asia, Africa and Latin America 1450–2000)

Most of the world’s Christian population lives in the Global South, so it is essential that we are familiar with their history. Prof. Dr. em. Klaus Koschorke, Professor of the Early and Global History of Christianity at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU) from 1993 to 2013, will be presenting his new textbook and discussing the history and current situation of global Christianity with guests from the fields of religious studies and theology. The book provides a clear and concise overview of the history of Christianity in Asia, Africa and Latin America since around 1450, focusing on diversity and interrelationships, local actors and global consequences.

Organized by Prof. Dr. Adrian Hermann, Forum Internationale Wissenschaft (FIW), University of Bonn

Japan Day

Wednesday, 26 October 2022

All day

Venue: Main Building (Festsaal, Senatssaal, Hörsaal I)

Japan is one of eight focus countries for the University of Bonn’s international cooperation. The possibilities for academic collaboration with Japan offered to students and researchers will be showcased on Japan Day in partnership with the Japanese Consulate General in Düsseldorf, the Japan Cultural Institute in Cologne, the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science and other partners. There will also be an extensive program featuring various workshops and talks.

Centre Ernst Robert Curtius (CERC) annual conference - Day 1

Thursday, 27 October 2022 - Friday, 28 October 2022

Start: 9:00 am CET on both days

Venue: Main Building, Festsaal – Am Hof 1, 53113 Bonn

Registration required: Yes – via email to cerc@uni-bonn.de

Download program (PDF, in German)

Cultures of Thought: Cognitive Orders and Cultural Paradigms in European Interdependence

9:15 - 9:30 am CET: Welcome and introduction

9:30 am - 1:00 pm CET: Genealogy of cognitive orders and cultural paradigms

2:30 - 5:15 pm CET: Crisis and dynamics of orders of thought

7 pm CET: Dinner 

Missions in Horizon Europe from the Perspective of Transdisciplinary Research

Thursday, 27 October 2022

Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm CET

Online event

Registration required: Yes

The Mission in Horizon Europe are EU-wide research and development tools to address societal challenges and to achieve ambitious but realistic goals. To make this possible, interdisciplinary and intersectoral measures are supported, from basic research to the stage just before implementation in practice. The event will provide an overview of the different missions with a special focus on the aspects of transdisciplinary research and will be held in English.

Researchers of all career levels are welcome.

Open-door consultation: Studies and internships abroad

Thursday, 27 October 2022

Hours: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm; 1:00 – 3:00 pm CET

Venue: Poppelsdorfer Allee 53, 53115 Bonn – Room 0.001 & Room 0.003

Registration required: No

Are you interested in a stay abroad during your studies and would like to get an overview of your options within and outside Europe? During the open-door consultation hours you can simply drop by the International Office and get general or program-specific advice. The short consultations take place in presence and without prior registration. We are looking forward to welcoming you!

Networking meeting with cooperation partners from Georgia – Day 1

Thursday, October 27, 2022

Start: 10 am CET

Venues: University Museum Bonn, Regina-Pacis-Weg 1, 53113 Bonn; Alte Sternwarte, Poppelsdorfer Allee 47, 53113 Bonn

Registration required: Yes, by e-mail to Christine Müller (christine.mueller@uni-bonn.de)

The University of Bonn cooperates intensively with three Georgian universities: Tbilisi State University (Physics and Political Science), Tbilisi State Medical University (Human Medicine/Global Health) and Ilia State University (Biology). With the latter two, two new scholarship projects were obtained through Erasmus+ worldwide in 2022 (see here). In order to deepen and further develop these cooperations, the University of Bonn has invited eight scientists from Georgia and Armenia to Bonn with funds from the BMBF as part of the DAAD funding line "Expansion of university cooperation with the countries of Eastern and Southeastern Europe, the South Caucasus and Central Asia".

On the first day, a joint visit to the University Museum is planned and in the afternoon a network meeting will be held to introduce and welcome guests and participants from Bonn.

Panel discussion: Academic cooperation with countries under special conditions

Friday, 28 October, 2022

Time: 5:30 – 7:00 pm CET

Venue: Main Building, Lecture Hall 2 - Am Hof 1, 53113 Bonn

Open only for persons affiliated with the University. 

Registration required: Yes

 The Vice Rectorate for International Affairs invites all staff and students of the University to a university-based discussion on modalities and funding lines and thus of funding opportunities in partner countries with which an exchange faces particular challenges. First, we will discuss the challenges of academic cooperation, such as exchange with those countries that are embroiled in politically controversial circumstances. Then, in an open discussion with the audience, our panelists, together with the Vice Rector, will talk about their experiences in scientific cooperation with countries under special conditions and what the university and funding agencies can do to support and guide scientists who have to deal with this issue. The event will be non-recorded and non-hybrid, providing an appropriate setting for the university community.

Panelists: Kathrin Kohs, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) and Dr. Kai Sicks, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

International Conference of the Centre Ernst Robert Curtius (CERC) - Day 2

Friday, 28 October, 2022

Start: 9 am CET

Venue: Festsaal, Main Building – Am Hof 1, 53113 Bonn and via livestream

Registration required: Yes – via email to cerc@uni-bonn.de

Download program (PDF, in German)

Cultures of Thought: Cognitive Orders and Cultural Paradigms in European Interdependence

9:00 am - 12:30 pm CET: The Impact of National Orders of Thought in European and Global Interconnectedness

12:30 pm CET: Lunch

Networking meeting with cooperation partners from Georgia – Day 2

Friday, October 28, 2022

Start: 9:30 am CET

Venues: Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig, Adenauerallee 160, 53113 Bonn; Main Building, Lecture Hall V - Am Hof 1, 53113 Bonn; International Club of the University of Bonn, Poppelsdorfer Allee 53, 53115 Bonn.

Registration required: No

9:30 to 11 am: Introduction to Ilia State University and partnership with the Leibniz Institute for the Analysis of Biodiversity Change / Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig, focusing particularly on the Georgian–German Biodiversity Center and the Caucasus Barcode of Life, at the Alexander Koenig Zoological Research Museum.

11:30 am to 1 pm: Introduction to Tbilisi State University and the partnership with the Helmholtz-Institut für Strahlen- und Kernphysik focusing particularly on the “Regional Training Network in Theoretical Physics” and “Regional Doctoral Program in Theoretical and Experimental Particle Physics”, at the Alexander Koenig Zoological Research Museum.

2 to 3:30 pm: Introduction to Tbilisi State Medical University and the partnership with the Global Health Department, part of the Center for Infectiology and Infection Prevention in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Bonn, at the Alexander Koenig Zoological Research Museum.

4 to 5:15 pm: Fact-finding event on studying and internships in Georgia in lecture hall V of the main building.

From 6 pm: A Georgian evening with Georgian music, food and drinks, including a quiz and a lecture about the country at the International Club of the University of Bonn.

Round table: Identity, diversity and inclusion. An international exchange of experiences. (POSTPONED)

Was: Monday, 31 October 2022

Is: Thursday, 9 February 2023

POSTPONED: 9 February 2023, 12:00 pm CET

The Vice Rectorate for International Affairs, the Vice Rectorate for Equal Opportunity and Diversity, the U.S. Consulate General in Düsseldorf and the AmerikaHaus NRW are organizing a joint panel discussion on the topic of diversity in an international context. The all-female panel will be discussing their life and work as women in their respective home countries and in Germany. The debate will also open up a dialogue with the audience about the opportunities and challenges that the issues of diversity and participation bring to our personal and professional lives.

Panelists:

Pauline Kao, US Consul General

Sandra Kim, Staatsanwältin, Ministerium der Justiz NRW

Moderation: 

Arnd Henze, WDR

DPE Lecture: Prof. Dr. Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht, Stanford University

Monday, 31 October 2022

Start: 6:00 pm CET

Venue: Online

Registration required: No

"Bildung": About a Practice and a Concept in the Core of German Culture – and a Possible Rebirth Coming from the Pacific

Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht is Professor Emeritus of Comparative Literature at Stanford University. Since 2022, he teaches and conducts research as Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of Bonn.

The programm at a glance

4:00 pm CET: Presentation of the state awards and the DAAD Prize

The Embassies of the United Kingdom, France and Spain present the state awards (Queen’s Prize, Prix de le République française, Premio Rey de España) every year in recognition of outstanding academic achievements by students and doctoral students in a field with links to the respective country.
 
In addition, the DAAD awards the DAAD Prize to students who have demonstrated exceptional academic achievements as well as outstanding engagement, either in society or within the University.

Registration required: Yes – register here!

7:00 pm CET: United Nations University: Interconnected Disaster Risks launch event

UNU Bonn together with the Bundeskunsthalle invites you to an interactive event on the occasion of the publication of the Interconnected Disaster Risks Report 2021/2022.

The public launch event is part of the series "Studio Bonn: Listening to the Future" and addresses all interested parties as well as local, regional and international partners.

Registration required: No

19:00 Uhr: Apéro littéraire: The land of others

The first Apéro littéraire after the summer break will be about the novel "Le pays des autres" / "The Land of Others" by Leila Slimani, part one of a large historical and family fresco in three volumes. The second part "Regardez nous danser" / "Look how we dance" has just been translated into German and will soon appear in bookstores in the German edition.

The author, Leila Slimani, winner of the Prix Goncourt 2016, takes us to the Morocco of the 1950s, which is on its way to independence.

Registration required: No

7:00 pm CET: Introduction, lecture and discussion on the "Academy in Exile"

The Universities of Cologne and Bonn set up the Cologne/Bonn Academy in Exile (CBA) in June of this year. The new academy aims to support the work of high-profile researchers forced to flee their home countries as a result of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. 
 
The academy is inviting Ukrainian researchers to continue their work in Cologne and Bonn. However, it is also supporting researchers of other nationalities who have been affected by the war, such as Belarusians and Russians facing persecution for opposing it.
 
With the academy focusing primarily on law, history, cultural studies and linguistics, projects in the fields of comparative politics, comparative law, comparative linguistics and European history are playing a particularly important role.
 
This event will begin with the CBA’s founding members explaining its objectives and services in more depth. Afterwards, Dr. Kateryna Kobchenko of the Department for East European History at the University of Münster will speak on "On the history of a university in exile: the Ukrainian Free University in Munich after 1945". This will be followed by an open discussion with the audience. 

Organized by Prof. Dr. Birgit Ulrike Münch (Vice Rector for International Affairs, University of Bonn), Prof. Dr. Johanna Hey (Vice-President for International Affairs, University of Cologne) and  Prof. Dr. Martin Aust (Department of Eastern European History, part of the Department of History, University of Bonn)

Venue: Main Building, Hörsaal I – Am Hof 1, 53113 Bonn

Registration required: Yes – register here

12:00 - 4:00 pm CET: Musical intervention: "Duet" by Ari Benjamin Meyers

The upcoming International Days will feature as a very special highlight a performative exhibition of works by renowned American composer and artist Ari Benjamin Meyers. Rather than being performed in regular concert halls, Meyers’ works usually appear at art institutions— come see his piece “Duet” on the University campus and you will find out why.

Performed at the OFF Biennale Cairo among many other international venues since 2014, “Duet” (like several of his works) is conceived of principally as an ‘intervention’ in and through which social structures and the possibilities of communication via music are explored. For this performative art, singers will be positioned in various spots in the University Main Building who will invite passers by to join them in making music together. If you are on campus that day and walking around inside the Palace, you will have a chance to become part of the intervention and experience “a composition for two strangers”, when asked “Would you like to sing with me?”

Ari Meyers will be giving a talk that evening at the University on his artistic approach and various other projects (see below).

Venue: Main Building - Am Hof 1, 53113 Bonn

Registration required: No

7:00 pm CET: Lecture A. B. Meyers: Rehearsing the Future. On the Kunsthalle for Music and Some Recent Works

Born in New York City in 1972, Ari Benjamin Meyers studied at the famous Juilliard School, at Yale University and at the Peabody Institute. He has worked with top-flight international classical music ensembles, with popular bands like Einstürzende Neubauten and Chicks on Speed and with artists like Tino Sehgal and Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster. Meyers was Artist in Residence with the Beethoven Orchestra Bonn for the 2021/22 season.

Meyers’ performative works and installations are of a nature relating to the fine arts, and in 2017 he institutionalized his approach by founding the “Kunsthalle for Music”. This international museum has no fixed location, going nomadically on the road to places like Rotterdam and Hong Kong for musical performances and exhibitions of music-related art. Meyers sees himself as a composer, in the broadest sense: “For me, composition is a kind of tool, a tool to bring together artistic, theoretical and socio-political modes of production.” For a public project entitled “Rehearsing Philadelphia” he applied principles of musical rehearsal to explore possibilities together with the city’s residents around collective action and shaping society, with the slogan: “The future will be rehearsed, not perfected.”

Venue: Main Building, Hörsaal I – Am Hof 1, 53113 Bonn

Registration required: Yes (to attend in person) – register here

4:00 pm CET: Online presentation: Global Excahnge Program

Studying abroad is the optimal time to get to know another country during a longer stay abroad, to deepen language skills, to gain work experience or to pursue a culture-specific academic focus. At this virtual info event you will learn important information about the Global Exchange Program and how to apply for a place.

Registration required: No

6:15 pm CET: Book presentation and discussion with Prof. Dr. em. Klaus Koschorke

Grundzüge der Außereuropäischen Christentumsgeschichte – Asien, Afrika und Lateinamerika 1450–2000 (The History of Christianity outside Europe—Asia, Africa and Latin America 1450–2000)
Most of the world’s Christian population lives in the Global South, so it is essential that we are familiar with their history. Prof. Dr. em. Klaus Koschorke, Professor of the Early and Global History of Christianity at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU) from 1993 to 2013, will be presenting his new textbook and discussing the history and current situation of global Christianity with guests from the fields of religious studies and theology. The book provides a clear and concise overview of the history of Christianity in Asia, Africa and Latin America since around 1450, focusing on diversity and interrelationships, local actors and global consequences.

Organized by Prof. Dr. Adrian Hermann, Forum Internationale Wissenschaft (FIW), University of Bonn

Venue: Adenauerallee 4-6, 53113 Bonn – Room 1.004, ÜR Religionswissenschaft

Registration required: No

Japan Day

Japan is one of eight focus countries of the international cooperation of the University of Bonn. On Japan Day, in cooperation with the Japanese Consulate General Düsseldorf, the Japanese Cultural Institute Cologne, the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science and other partners, opportunities for academic cooperation for students and researchers with Japan will be highlighted. In addition, an extensive program with various workshops and lectures will be offered.

See detailed program here

From 9:00 am CET: Centre Ernst Robert Curtius (CERC) annual conference - Day 1

Cultures of Thought: Cognitive Orders and Cultural Paradigms in European Interdependence
Details soon available here.

Venue: Main Building, Festsaal – Am Hof 1, 53113 Bonn

Registration required: Yes (to attend in person) – soon available here 

10:00 am CET: Missions in Horizon Europe from the Perspective of Transdisciplinary Research

The Mission in Horizon Europe are EU-wide research and development tools to address societal challenges and to achieve ambitious but realistic goals. To make this possible, interdisciplinary and intersectoral measures are supported, from basic research to the stage just before implementation in practice. The event will provide an overview of the different missions with a special focus on the aspects of transdisciplinary research and will be held in English.

Researchers of all career levels are welcome.

Online event

Registration required: No

10:00 am-12:00 pm; 1:00-3:00 pm CET: Open-door consultation: Studies and internships abroad

Are you interested in a stay abroad during your studies and would like to get an overview of your options within and outside Europe? During the open-door consultation hours you can simply drop by the International Office and get general or program-specific advice. The short consultations take place in presence and without prior registration. We are looking forward to welcoming you!

Venue: Poppelsdorfer Allee 53, 53115 Bonn – Room 0.001 & Room 0.003

Registration required: No

From 10 am CET: Networking meeting with cooperation partners from Georgia – Day 1

The University of Bonn cooperates intensively with three Georgian universities: Tbilisi State University (Physics and Political Science), Tbilisi State Medical University (Human Medicine/Global Health) and Ilia State University (Biology). With the latter two, two new scholarship projects were obtained through Erasmus+ worldwide in 2022 (see https://www.uni-bonn.de/de/neues/214-2022). In order to deepen and further develop these cooperations, the University of Bonn has invited eight scientists from Georgia and Armenia to Bonn with funds from the BMBF as part of the DAAD funding line "Expansion of university cooperation with the countries of Eastern and Southeastern Europe, the South Caucasus and Central Asia".

On the first day, a joint visit to the University Museum is planned and in the afternoon a network meeting will be held to introduce and welcome guests and participants from Bonn.

Venues: University Museum Bonn, Regina-Pacis-Weg 1, 53113 Bonn; Alte Sternwarte, Poppelsdorfer Allee 47, 53113 Bonn

Registration required: Yes, by e-mail to Christine Müller (christine.mueller@uni-bonn.de)

5:30 pm CET: Academic cooperation with countries under special conditions

The Vice Rectorate for International Affairs invites all staff and students of the University to a university-based discussion on modalities and funding lines and thus of funding opportunities in partner countries with which an exchange faces particular challenges. First, we will discuss the challenges of academic cooperation, such as exchange with those countries that are embroiled in politically controversial circumstances. Then, in an open discussion with the audience, our panelists, together with the Vice Rector, will talk about their experiences in scientific cooperation with countries under special conditions and what the university and funding agencies can do to support and guide scientists who have to deal with this issue. The event will be non-recorded and non-hybrid, providing an appropriate setting for the university community.

Panelists: Kathrin Kohs, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) and Dr. Kai Sicks, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

Venue: Main Building, Lecture Hall 2 - Am Hof 1, 53113 Bonn

Open only for persons affiliated with the University. 

Registration required: Yes - register here!

From 9:00 am CET: Centre Ernst Robert Curtius (CERC) annual conference - Day 2

Cultures of Thought: Cognitive Orders and Cultural Paradigms in European Interdependence

Venue: Main Building, Festsaal – Am Hof 1, 53113 Bonn
Registration required: Yes – via email to cerc@uni-bonn.de

From 9:30 am CET: Networking meeting with cooperation partners from Georgia – Day 2


9:30 to 11 am: Introduction to Ilia State University and partnership with the Leibniz Institute for the Analysis of Biodiversity Change / Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig, focusing particularly on the Georgian–German Biodiversity Center and the Caucasus Barcode of Life, at the Alexander Koenig Zoological Research Museum.

11:30 am to 1 pm: Introduction to Tbilisi State University and the partnership with the Helmholtz-Institut für Strahlen- und Kernphysik focusing particularly on the “Regional Training Network in Theoretical Physics” and “Regional Doctoral Program in Theoretical and Experimental Particle Physics”, at the Alexander Koenig Zoological Research Museum.

2 to 3:30 pm: Introduction to Tbilisi State Medical University and the partnership with the Global Health Department, part of the Center for Infectiology and Infection Prevention in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Bonn, at the Alexander Koenig Zoological Research Museum.

4 to 5:15 pm: Fact-finding event on studying and internships in Georgia in lecture hall V of the main building.

From 6 pm: A Georgian evening with Georgian music, food and drinks, including a quiz and a lecture about the country at the International Club of the University of Bonn.

Venues: Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig, Adenauerallee 160, 53113 Bonn; Main Building, Lecture Hall V - Am Hof 1, 53113 Bonn; International Club of the University of Bonn, Poppelsdorfer Allee 53, 53115 Bonn.
Registration required: No

12:00 pm CET: Round table: Identity, diversity and inclusion. An exchange of experiences

POSTPONED TO: 9 February 2023, 12:00 pm CET

The Vice Rectorate for International Affairs, the Vice Rectorate for Equal Opportunity and Diversity, the U.S. Consulate General in Düsseldorf and the AmerikaHaus NRW are organizing a joint panel discussion on the topic of diversity in an international context. The all-female panel will be discussing their life and work as women in their respective home countries and in Germany. The debate will also open up a dialogue with the audience about the opportunities and challenges that the issues of diversity and participation bring to our personal and professional lives.

Panelists: Pauline Kao, US Consul General and Sandra Kim, Staatsanwältin, NRW-Justizministerium

Moderation: Arnd Henze, WDR

DPE Lecture: Prof. Dr. Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht, Stanford University

"Bildung": About a Practice and a Concept in the Core of German Culture – and a Possible Rebirth Coming from the Pacific

Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht is Professor Emeritus of Comparative Literature at Stanford University. Since 2022, he teaches and conducts research as Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of Bonn.

Registration required: No. Join Zoom here!

Information on filming and photography

During the International Days, the University of Bonn arranges for photographs to be taken and filming to be done. This will be published online, in printed media and on social media channels for the purpose of promoting its activities. Please speak to our photographers and filming team on site if you and/or your children do not wish to be photographed or filmed.


Contact information and organization

Avatar Patzek

Maximilian Patzek

Referent Internationales

+49 228 73 68774

Avatar Henson

Amanda Henson

Referentin Internationales

+49 228 73 5611


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